« Your Serene Highness,
It is my sad duty to extend my sincere condolences on the death of your father, who for more than 55 years served your country with dedication and dignity. I am sure that the prosperity of the Principality of Monaco today will be widely seen as a testimony to Prince Rainier's wisdom and skill.
Prince Phillip joins me in wishing you success and you assume your duties. I look forward to continuing the friendly ties which exist between your family and my own.
With my deepest sympathy and respect, »